Monthly Archives: September 2011

Electronic dictionary hunt

A few times lately, I’ve thought about how useful it would be to have a dictionary on my computer. I facilitate quite a few workshops, and I’m often asked questions about word definitions and word usage that I’d like the check before answering. How handy it would be to have my trusty Oxford dictionary loaded […]

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Background information that encourages action

I received a letter last week that got me thinking about how much background information writers should provide when they’re asking their reader to take some action. I received a letter from my home insurance company, telling me that I needed to phone them within two days. There was no explanation of why I should […]

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